2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Shariff N. Barakat
Shariff Barakat represents clients involved in the acquisition, development and financing of power generation projects, with a particular focus on tax equity financing. Barakat handles due diligence review, drafting and negotiating primary transaction documents and providing tax advice and opinions, as well as overall project management.
His experience spans billions of dollars in closed and funded investments supporting gigawatts of renewable energy, including large and small utility-scale solar and wind projects, large and small residential solar portfolios, community solar projects, C&I solar projects, geothermal projects and biomass projects.
Prior to joining Akin Gump, Barakat practiced as a project finance lawyer in Washington, DC Additionally, he worked at a large consulting firm where he provided tax advice and opinions, financial modeling services and valuation services in connection with renewable energy projects. Barakat also provided tax advice and opinions on a number of large M&A and tax-advantaged leasing transactions.
These are some of the reasons that we named Barakat to our Washington, DC grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community.